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Very Informative

This was an excellent tour and showed the evolution of submarines. If you have never been in a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard M
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Columbia, Missouri
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Interesting Museum and Tour of Submarine

Informative video inside museum explains the importance of the USS Albacore. Easy tour of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat H
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Arlington, Texas, United States
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Kids will love exploring this retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine which served as a test bed for other submarine systems and now gives visitors a feel for the tight quarters, tiny berths and general submarine lifestyle.
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600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3361
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an excellent tour and showed the evolution of submarines. If you have never been in a submarine this gives you a great tour of the prototype build of todays nuclear subs. You will learn a lot here. And the staff was helpful and...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative video inside museum explains the importance of the USS Albacore. Easy tour of submarine with audio available to explain what you are seeing.

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we were driving by this monument for years never stopped. WELL TODAY WE DID, and am i glad we did. The Albacore is one of those priceless pieces of history. why this doesnt receive attention. you get up next to it and its huge,...More

Thank sgtmcgowen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice self-guided tour of the 1st submarine with the current, modern-day hull design. Each section of the sub has a 2-3 minute audio recording that explains what occurs in each part of the sub, including sleeping quarters, galley (kitchen), engine room, sonar, etc. Gives you...More

Thank Mark---MXM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to go. We unfortunately went during a heatwave but that of course is a uncontrollable variable. This is a informational, hands on and go at your own pace tour. We had a blast and was worth the stop

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just right amount of time to engage everyone Learned a lot, well placed WE were all glad we went and will go again

Thank windhamged
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took the grandkids, they liked that you could press the buttons and get a narration, very interesting.

Thank jane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here to see the Sub. So glad I did. In just about an hour, you can get a great education on the Courage and Sacrifice our Sub-Mariners have devoted to Our Nation over the years. I Highly recommend this for a stop!

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It wasn't as hot as expected because they had fans throughout the sub. We actually went through the sub twice because my 11 year old enjoyed it so much. We didn't listen to all the audio stops.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great opportunity to see the insides of a submarine. This was a wonderful example of a modern-era sub. The gentlemen who tend the park are great too!

Thank Dan N
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Jacqueline B
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Response from Barbara O | Reviewed this property |
Adults - $7.00 Children 7-17 - $3.00; Children under 7 - free Active duty military - free Retired military (20 years) - $4.00 Family - $14.00 (2 adults and 1 or 2 children under the age of 18; Each additional child - $1... More
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joshdoster
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Response from Matthew W | Reviewed this property |
Didn't seem hot to me.
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brianbva
6 June 2016|
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Response from 1HudsonLvr | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can get pretty close. There is fence around the sub but is low chain link so you can see it clearly. My gets is that after 5 mins you'll leave
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